Garrett, Kennedy, Metcalf, Oliver, Stieber, Taylor, Ruth, Snyder, Ruth Join Burroughs & Maroulis; Youth Wrestlers From Beat The Streets To Be Announced Shortly

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 –Team USA wrestlers Nahshon Garrett (57 kg/125.5 lbs.), Jimmy Kennedy (61 kg/134 lbs.), Jordan Oliver (65 kg/143 lbs.), Brent Metcalf (65 kg/143 lbs.), Logan Stieber (65 kg/143 lbs.), David Taylor (74 kg/163 lbs.), Ed Ruth (86 kg/189 lbs.), Kyle Snyder (97 kg/213 lbs.) and Randi Miller (women's: 69 kg/152 lbs.) were added today to the roster of American stars who will take on top international standouts in the Team USA vs. The World All-Stars international wrestling competition in support of “Beat the Streets,” set for May 7 at New York's Times Square.

The nine star wrestlers join Olympic and two-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg/163 lbs.) and World silver medalist Helen Maroulis (55 kg/121 lbs.), who were announced by Beat the Streets and USA Wrestling as the first two U.S. competitors last week.

The purpose of this event is to elevate the profile of wrestling and to raise funds to support the operation of over 140 youth development wrestling programs in New York City, serving nearly 3,000 student-athletes.

Read more: Nine Additional Team USA Wrestlers To Compete...

It was a huge day at the George Wingate Educational Complex in Brooklyn on Saturday as 132 girls from five states competed in 14 weight classes and two age divisions at the inaugural Gotham City Girls East Coast Freestyle Wrestling Championship.

Complete brackets.

Read more: Gotham City Girls East Coast Wrestling...

Remaining Americans Vs. World All-Stars, Youth Wrestlers From Beat The Streets To Be Announced Shortly

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 – It's a star-studded start as Beat the Streets and USA Wrestling today announced the first two American stars for the highly-anticipated Team USA vs. The World All-Stars international wrestling competition at New York's Times Square, May 7. Jordan Burroughs and Helen Maroulis, two decorated and popular standouts, will compete at the event, which will feature top U.S. competitors against a World All-Star team featuring select wrestlers from across the world. The purpose of this event is to elevate the profile of the great sport of wrestling and to raise funds to support the operation of over 140 youth development wrestling programs in New York City, serving nearly 3,000 student-athletes.

Read more: Burroughs, Maroulis first two Team USA Stars...

The Gotham City Girls East Coast Freestyle Wrestling Championships will be held Saturday, April 26th, 2014. There has been a recent venue change, and the tournament will now be held at WIngate Educational Complex in Brooklyn. The map is here.

Read more: Gotham City Girls Championships - Location Change

"Wrestling saved my life."

That's what Sara McMann had to say to the student-athletes who attended the first of four training sessions during her two-day residency in the Beat the Streets Spring Break Training Camp. McMann was a silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and is one of the top-ranked women's Mixed Martial Artists in the world.

Read more: UFC star Sara McMann leading sessions

The Gotham City Freestyle Dual Championship took place on Saturday, April 19th at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. The Beat the Streets Black team, with a 3-1 record, finished 3rd overall.

Read more: Gotham City Duals results


Peppelman leads a group demonstration on breakdown techniques.

“It’s the most fulfilling part of my week,” Peppelman stated Saturday night. A powerful statement, masked by the casual way in which he said it.

He was referring to his time as a volunteer coach here at Beat the Streets, a role he takes on four nights a week—including all day Saturday—for a monthly total that often surpasses 60 hours.

Read more: Volunteer Coach Highlight: Walter Peppelman

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